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ERIC Number: EJ1170379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Te Reo Maori: Indigenous Language Acquisition in the Context of New Zealand English
Reese, Elaine; Keegan, Peter; McNaughton, Stuart; Kingi, Te Kani; Carr, Polly Atatoa; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Grant, Cameron; Morton, Susan
Journal of Child Language, v45 n2 p340-367 Mar 2018
This study assessed the status of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, in the context of New Zealand English. From a broadly representative sample of 6327 two-year-olds ("Growing Up in New Zealand"), 6090 mothers (96%) reported their children understood English, and 763 mothers (12%) reported their children understood Maori. Parents completed the new MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory short forms for te reo Maori (NZM: CDI sf) and New Zealand English (NZE: CDI sf). Mothers with higher education levels had children with larger vocabularies in both te reo Maori and NZ English. For English speakers, vocabulary advantages also existed for girls, first-borns, monolinguals, those living in areas of lower deprivation, and those whose mothers had no concerns about their speech and language. Because more than 99% of Maori speakers were bilingual, te reo Maori acquisition appears to be occurring in the context of the acquisition of New Zealand English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory